Us and You: Jude’s in the Community

At Jude’s Barbershop, we aim to provide you with the best haircuts and barbershop services available. But there’s more to it than that. We are a unique business in the areas that we serve. Here’s a little bit more about how we got started…

A Small Local Business

First, this is a business that has a specific presence in the local community and history here. Take a look at the story page to see more about what was happening with the family many years ago, back when family doctors were scarce, and air travel was more or less in its infancy. Back then, we walked to school in the snow – both ways uphill, heh, well, you get the idea.

Since then, we’ve been growing and evolving with the times to offer a competitive barbershop experience to locals and visitors. We think that’s important, not just for the business’s success (although undoubtedly, that’s important, too!) but for the value that we bring for our guests and our regulars, the good folks who have supported us through Covid, and more. 

A Family Affair

You also see how the business was handed down from one generation to another and how multiple generations are still involved in running these barbershops. So although we have a lot of locations around Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Portage, Grand Haven, Zeeland, Allendale, Ada, Byron Center, Caledonia, and other areas of the state, we are still that small family business, and we still have that kind of ethic in place. It’s not something that we want to lose, as you’ll see when you come in. Of course, maintaining anything other than the status quo takes work, and making hair care more than “just a commodity” is sadly unusual in today’s business. No gimmicks!

We Know Hair

You also see that these family members that are involved include people with real hair and barber shop experience that’s important when putting together the best barbershop business around.

Some of us have those credentials in barbershop services, and others of us are involved in the clerical side of the business. What it comes down to, though, is that we have staying power, because of our family business model and we’ve been able to build something that’s uniquely helpful to our visitors.

Take a look at the unique types of haircuts and barber shop services that we offer. We also do waxing and other types of grey blending color services for making you look your best. Get a great style around Michigan and come down to a barbershop that knows the value of the local business experience!

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